$99 + 8GB + iCloud + 4G LTE = killer formula?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TapHappy, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. TapHappy macrumors regular

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    Add these ingredients and throw in your choice of Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon with iOS 5 on the side! This could be the the killer formula that puts Apple on top of the smart phone market for good!
     
  2. los318 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not convinced of the 8 gig storage limit plus the tiered 4G data plans. I still have unlimited data but others done.
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    *Disclaimer - Fails to account for tiered data plans.
     
  4. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    As much as I want to have it in the next iPhone(s), I don't think we'll be seeing LTE this year.
     
  5. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Its funny how some people are really sensitive to small price drops. Over the course of two years (contract term) you will spend around $2,000-$2,500 for the average (or unlimited on the high end) iPhone plan itself, so whether its $99 or $199 shouldn't make that much of a difference (its actually just 4% to 5% over the lifetime of your contract).

    A $99 difference is basically two dinners and a movie night out -- yet spread over the course of two years. But some people will base the decision of what they use as their main communication device for 2 years based on this, and will choose an inferior product that makes their life harder over it.

    People make no sense sometimes.
     
  6. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Hear hear!
     
  7. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Or, ya know, people can use that $99 they saved and invest it. Or, do what I did and bought a case & paid for 6 months of data for my iPhone. The 3GS more than fit my needs - I didn't need an iPhone 4.

    At the end of the day, you're saving money & if you're content with your purchase - why erroneously spend an additional $99?
     
  8. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    That's not a bad philosophy for most things, but a phone is something you use everyday. $99 translates to 95 cents per week over two years. You'd rather save 95 cents per week than have the latest generation device?

    I think for 95 cents per week I'd take:

    - A better camera
    - Faster speed
    - More software updates down the road
    - Overall better experience

    I also had a 3GS for 2 years until I got the iPhone 4 recently, and I think there are enough significant improvements with the iPhone 4 to justify 95 cents per week, especially since its a device I interact with daily, sometimes for several hours a day. But that's just me.

    If it was something I used once a week or two, I'd totally agree. I bought a crappy toaster for ~$20 because I only make Eggo waffles in it a couple of times a week. I certainly don't do anything fancy with it, and my interactions are limited to a couple of minutes of toasting maybe twice a week.
     
  9. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I agree that the additional $99 will bring great value (as you bulleted). However, if the 3GS more than handles your needs - why spend more?

    It's like asking people "Why get a $1,200 MacBook Pro? You might as well get the $2,000 MacBook Pro - you'll get a faster processor, GPU, bigger screen etc..." I know its hard comparing $99 to this example, but money is all relative.

    Different strokes for different folks.
     

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